Over the past week our website, Facebook and Twitter traffic has been steadily increasing. In light of this we thought it would be an opportune time to give a quick overview of our initiative. In terms of history, funding and organization you can visit our About pages. What we want to cover today is more of the soul of the initiative.
We all want our communities to be…
Vibrant (full of energy, enthusiasm, and vitality.)
Sustainable (not wasteful; making smart decisions that help the region thrive.)
Resilient (adaptable, tough and able to bounce back from difficulties.)
NEOSCC IS OUR REGIONAL ADVOCATE FOR THESE VALUES/GOALS
NEOSCC is a regional coalition funded mainly through a HUD Sustainability Communities Grant to NOACA. It is made up of diverse members from across the 12-county area, including local and county governments, businesses, and organizations from the planning, transit, and higher education sectors.
VIBRANT NEO 2040 IS THE VEHICLE TO ACCOMPLISH OUR REGIONAL GOALS
Vibrant NEO 2040’s goals are to design a framework to move us toward a more vibrant, sustainable and resilient future, and create a set of tools we can use to build that future.
VIBRANT NEO 2040 IS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, IN THE RIGHT WAY
Vibrant NEO 2040 is practical – we believe we are more likely to succeed by pooling our efforts than by going it alone.
Vibrant NEO 2040 will focus on finding genuine consensus, bringing all of us together on common ground. It will capture what is meaningful to the residents of Northeast Ohio to build a shared vision for our future.
Vibrant NEO 2040 will create opportunities for real problem solving across jurisdictional boundaries and solutions will be built to fit local situations. There are no one-size-fits-all answers to these questions.
Vibrant NEO 2040 will help Northeast Ohio secure the resources it needs by developing a clear vision and strategy linking our transportation needs to our new and existing job centers and workforce markets.
We need the perspectives of as many Northeast Ohioans as possible to create a real picture of what our region’s future needs to look like.
We’re doing this through our upcoming Scenario Planning process and we are inviting you to be a part of it (volunteer opportunities)
To see more about what NEOSCC and Vibrant NEO 2040 and why it’s so important to the future of our region, go to www.vibrantneo.org.
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